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Special Programs

Caring Community presents programs that help our members address individual and family challenges and opportunities. These include but are not limited to issues that relate to caring for others, caring for ourselves, healthy lifestyles, mid-life transitions, caring for aging parents and other family members, issues of interest to grandparents, and the challenges of growing older.      

What to say when you don’t know what to say? 

          . . . how to offer comfort in life’s painful moments 

Thursday, April 17, 7:00-9:00 pm at TBEWhat to Say When You Don't Know What to Say, April 2014
So often we feel we are at a loss when someone we know is confronting a serious illness or the death of a loved one. We all want to be helpful, supportive, and caring during this difficult time in their lives.
What can we say?
What can we do?
What is helpful...what is not?

Learn the answers to these important questions at this program led by three leaders in the field from Jewish Family and Children’s Services: Marsha Frankel is the Clinical Director of Senior Services, Marjorie Sokoll is the Director of Jewish Healing Connections and Sue Spielman is the Coordinator of the Caring Communities Resource Network and the Friendly Visitor Program. With them you will learn the skills, tools and insights needed to listen and communicate effectively. We will share techniques and explore issues about being present for those in need, helping us to become more comforting. This program is designed for ALL of us as members of our caring TBE community. RSVP to Kristine Potter.  View the flyer.

Support Group for Members Caring for Elderly Relatives 

The TBE Caregivers Support Group will meet on the second Wednesday of the month - March 12, April 9 and May 14 from 7:00 -8:30 pm at TBE.  We are lucky to have Linda Cohen facilitating the group. Linda is a licensed social worker and for years has worked with families and Seniors through the geriatric home-based mental health counseling program that she runs.  This caring group is open to anyone who is coping with issues with aging parents, regardless of their living or health situation.  RSVP to Peter Biro.  

Support Group for Members Facing Infertility Issues

Caring Community is considering forming a support group for temple members facing infertility issues. If you would be interested in participating in this support group or have questions about it, please contact Cantor Sufrin or Ilissa Povich, VP of Caring Community.

TBE Alzheimer's Caregivers Support & Discussion Group     

Check back soon for a list of upcoming meeting dates.  
Robert Stern January 17 2012
The group is led by temple member, Dr. Robert Stern, Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center. If you have any questions or you’re interested in joining the group, contact Ilissa Povich.
If you missed the highly informative presentation on Alzheimer’s disease that Dr. Stern gave to the temple community on January 17, click here to view a copy of the presentation.   

Ilissa Povich(781) 431-2239 


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